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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ADAPTOGENS??
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Adaptogens are generally well tolerated. Side effects are rare but possible and vary based on the plant and individual. Side effects of adaptogens include but not limited to:
• Allergic reactions
• Abdominal pain
• Constipation
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Dry mouth
• Diarrhea
• Headaches
It's also important to understand the purpose of the adaptogen you are taking and how it will affect your body. For example, certain adaptogens increase energy and you wouldn’t want to take that type of adaptogen before going to bed because it would be difficult for you to fall asleep.
ADAPTOGENS COULD REACT WITH MEDICINES?
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Adaptogens could impact how certain medicines work especially if you have medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes, insomnia, hypothyroidism , depression and you are on active medications for these conditions. Interactions with adaptogens can cause:
• Increase in blood pressure
• Decrease blood sugar levels
• Disrupting sleep patterns
• Increase in thyroid activity
• Counteraction with antidepressants
Discuss with your healthcare provider prior to taking adaptogens if you are on active medications for a health condition.
HOW LONG SHOULD I TAKE ADAPTOGENS?
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Adaptogens offer great benefits. Studies show that one should alternate between adaptogens to avoid developing resistance to adaptogens and their intended effects, proving them ineffective after long time use.
ARE ADAPTOGENS REGULATED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION?
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While some adaptogens like Ashwagandha and Asian Ginseng have a number of studies on their varied actions, however, supplements are not regulated by FDA, and FDA approval does not equate to safety. Supplements are not intending to cure, diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. They should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. If you plan to add plants with adaptogenic qualities to your diet, talk with your healthcare provider to discuss how they could impact your health and if they are right for you.
HOW DO I TAKE ADAPTOGENS?
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Adaptogens are derived from plants, offering various consumption options, such as:
• Incorporating adaptogens into your meals or drinks.
• Consuming adaptogens in the form of gummies or capsules
• Liquid extracts derived from plants.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE ADAPTOGENS?
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Adaptogens support the way that your body handles stress. Some people consume adaptogens to:
• Alleviate anxiety
• Reduce fatigue and/or increase energy
• Cope with trauma
• Regulate emotional reactions to stress
• Boost your immune system
WHAT DOSAGE STRENGTHS AND FORMS DO ADAPTOGENS COME IN?
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The recommended dosage of adaptogens depends on the specific plant and the method of consumption. For instance, when taking ashwagandha in gummies form, the typical dosage ranges from 1 to 6 grams of dry root per day. Tincture doses vary based on concentration, which can differ between brands. Additionally, gummies may be formulated with plant extracts, with the standard dose being 500 milligrams twice a day. Before initiating an adaptogen supplement regimen, it's crucial to review the product label for dosage and frequency instructions. Furthermore, consult with your healthcare provider to receive personalized recommendations regarding the most suitable adaptogen for your needs.